By Will Butcher
Aston Villa fans have reacted with resignation on Twitter after Ross McCormack scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest.
The 30-year-old joined the two-time European Cup champions on loan with just hours remaining in the January transfer window, and found the back of the net in Forest’s 5-1 defeat to Norwich.
Coming on as a 56th minute substitute for winger Jamie Ward, McCormack scored his first goal in the red of Forest and fourth of the season after a dismal first half to the season at Villa.
The former Leeds and Fulham ace was played through on goal in the second half with the scoreline at 4-0 to Alex Neil’s side, before placing a delicate chip over goalkeeper John Ruddy.
Aston Villa fans reacted in comical fashion on Twitter, with many many finding it ironic that McCormack would find his shooting boots the moment he leaves Villa Park. Some fans rued the move, as Villa lost 1-0 at home to Ipswich Town.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Whaaaat? McCormack got one for Forest?? Can't even say I don't believe it cos it was inevitable in a Villa sort of way #avfc
— Debs (@DebsVilla59) February 11, 2017
Surprise McCormack scores for Forest….I wonder if they were playing to his strengths#UTV #vtid
— Rob Villan (@ubears111) February 11, 2017
Feel so sick… Villa concede and McCormack scores for Forest… #Avfc
— Beard Of The Match 🦁 (@BeardOfTheMatch) February 11, 2017
— Chris Barnes (@ThisIsCMBarnes) February 11, 2017
and McCormack scores for Forest 😂😂😂
— John Egg (@Lord_Egg) February 11, 2017
McCormack scores for Forest, Ipswich score against us minutes later. Lol. #AVFC
— Holte (@TheHolteTweets) February 11, 2017
Great. McCormack scores for forest. #AVFC
— OurAVFC (@ouravfc) February 11, 2017
McCormack moved to the Midlands club in the summer from Championship rivals Fulham for a fee believed to be around £12million.
But the Scotland international managed just three goals in 22 games in claret and blue. Steve Bruce’s decision to sign Scott Hogan in the window meant McCormack became expendable, prompting a move to the City Ground.
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